Archive for June, 2011

Comments Off on More than 100 arrested in sting of Calif. gang

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — Agents have dismantled a San Joaquin Valley branch of a notorious Northern California gang with ties to the state’s prisoners and Mexican drug cartels, arresting 101 suspected members and raiding more than 50 properties, authorities announced Wednesday. The gang, Nuestra Familia, is often controlled from within the California prison system, […]

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PEKIN, Ill. — Meth chefs have made their way back into Pekin, honing their skills so that their chemical potions are easier and faster to cook. There have been two methamphetamine lab busts in less than three weeks in residential areas of the city — one on May 20 by Pekin police and a new […]

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SPRING HILL – Not all of the drugs made it down the drain. During a search warrant Tuesday, deputies arrested a woman who tried to hide her methamphetamine pipes by flushing them down the toilet, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. Kelly Marie Crawford, 39, of 3316 Stephens Blvd., was apprehended shortly after 3 […]

Police raid drug lab, man charged

Posted: 9th June 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Police allege guns, detonation cord and cash have been found at a clandestine drug laboratory in Adelaide’s north-eastern suburbs. Officers raided premises in Gorge Road at Athelstone on Wednesday night. They allegedly found a large quantity of what was believed to be methamphetamine and cocaine. Drug Investigation Branch officers have gone to the premises for […]

Comments Off on Playboy Playmate – busted for Meth Possession

Playboy Playmate Suzanne Stokes – Miss February 2000 – was tossed behind bars in L.A. this morning after cops say the actress was carrying meth in her car. According to law enforcement sources, cops initially stopped the 31-year-old Stokes around 12:30 AM for blowing through a stop sign in Hollywood. But during the stop, cops […]

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KINGSFORD HEIGHTS, Ind. — Authorities say a 3-year-old girl was seriously injured by drinking liquid from a suspected methamphetamine cooking operation at a northern Indiana home. LaPorte County police say the girl was taken to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis for treatment after emergency crews were called to the home in the town of […]

Comments Off on Woman arrested in Amherst pleads guilty in meth smuggling case

The last defendant in a smuggling ring responsible for bringing pounds of methamphetamine to the area from Mexico pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Lynchburg. The three from Dodge City, Kan., were arrested in the Lowesville area of Amherst County on Dec. 7 with a pound of methamphetamine. Lt. Greg Turner of the […]

Comments Off on Fixed life sentence imposed in rape case

SANDPOINT — A Sagle man convicted of rape and felony drug charges was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Monday. Dean Duane Stevens Jr. did not appear to react when 1st District Judge Steve Verby imposed the sentence for raping a 16-year-old girl in July 2009. Verby said he was not imposing the […]

Comments Off on Former Ventura man pleads guilty to giving drugs, having sex with minor

A former resident of Ventura pleaded guilty on Monday to giving methamphetamine to eight minors and two counts of having sex with a minor. Thomas Seaton Gibson, 42, will go to trial in Ventura County Superior Court today for allegedly possessing child pornography. Gibson, who now lives in Orange County, pleaded guilty on Monday to […]

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EDMOND — Last month, officers arrested two adults and found two children — and allegedly meth — in a car parked at an Edmond 7-Eleven. In February, Del City police found meth and drug paraphernalia in an RV that had burned; three children died. Two adults have been charged with, among other things, three counts […]

Convicted Child Killer Back in Court

Posted: 8th June 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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DAKOTA CITY — Standing before three judges, who could sentence him to death, Melecio Camacho-De Jesus’ voice quivered Tuesday as he accepted responsibility for the brutal rape and murder of a South Sioux City toddler. Dressed in a black and white striped jumpsuit, Camacho-De Jesus clutched a statement in his hands that he had written. […]

Comments Off on CBP Seizes $14.5M in Narcotics, 31 Vehicles in Ariz.

Tucson, Arizona – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Arizona Joint Field Command is reporting the seizure of approximately 24,275 pounds of narcotics with an estimated value of more than $14.5 million and the apprehension of 2,647 illegal aliens at the Arizona border for the period of May 23-29. The narcotics seizures consisted of more […]

Deputies Bust Meth Operation in Sedona

Posted: 8th June 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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SEDONA, Ariz. – Detectives with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office have busted a meth and cocaine dealing operation in the Verde Valley and arrested three people, two of whom are in the country illegally. After a month-long investigation, detectives arrested 40-year-old Aniceto Garcia Ramon, who is suspected of selling large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine […]

Man is found with methamphetamine

Posted: 8th June 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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LAREDO, TX .- A new shipment of methamphetamine was captured by federal authorities in this area. The report stated that agents of the State Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrested the occupant of a vehicle on a traffic violation at Highway 35 on mile 24. The state trooper noticed the man becoming nervous and when […]

Comments Off on ‘Rock collectors’ caught with more at Jamestown quarry

JAMESTOWN — Two people out “collecting rocks” in Tuolumne County were found to be carrying a little more than just some stones. Two Manteca residents were found with marijuana, methamphetamine and more before their arrest Monday night near a Tuolumne County rock quarry, authorities said. At about 7:30 p.m., Deputy Paul Speers of the Tuolumne […]

Comments Off on Woman remains in federal custody on drug charges

A 30-year-old Brownsville woman remains in federal custody after she was accused trying to transport more than six pounds of methamphetamine across the Veterans International Bridge. Authorities reported Samantha Marie Frye allegedly hid the methamphetamine inside some canned goods she was carrying across the international bridge on Sunday. Frye appeared Monday before U.S. Magistrate Ronald […]

Comments Off on ‘Suspicious device’ held ingredients for methamphetamine in Stockertown

A small methamphetamine laboratory was found this morning in Stockertown after authorities were summoned to investigate a “suspicious device incident,” Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast said. When authorities got to the 300 block of Main Street they found a water bottle containing items used to manufacture methamphetamine, police said. No one has been arrested in […]

Comments Off on Meth ingredients found in Eldridge apartment

ELDRIDGE, Iowa — Suspicious activity drew police to a downtown apartment Monday where they discovered ingredients for making methamphetamine and later made an arrest of a nearby resident. Eldridge police had received complaints of suspicious activity in the second-floor apartment at 202 W. Davenport St., with another tip Monday, Chief Dave Kopatich said. The apartment […]

Meth cook burned after lab explodes

Posted: 8th June 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) – A man suffered severe burns after a methamphetamine lab exploded in the basement of his home. The 30-year-old Kalamazoo resident is in stable condition at a hospital, after receiving treatment to his burned hands and arms. He was cooking meth in the 1300 block of N. Park Street when the lab […]

Comments Off on Firefighter Arrested After Domestic Dispute

A Fort Smith firefighter was arrested Sunday, accused of battering his wife and being in possession of methamphetamine. John M. Bolton was arrested at his residence in the first block of Prestwick Court on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, felony level endangering the welfare of a minor and misdemeanor level […]

Comments Off on Convicted killer pleads to aggravated assault in case involving Greg ‘Lumpy’ Lambert

Already doomed to die in prison, a convicted killer on Monday made a last-minute decision to take a plea deal in a related armed encounter with former Knox County Commissioner Greg “Lumpy” Lambert. With prospective jurors waiting in the hallway, defense attorney Richard Gaines announced in Knox County Criminal Court that Kane Stackhouse would take […]

Comments Off on Two arrested, one sought for Memphis meth lab

MEMPHIS — Two people were arrested Friday and a third suspect is being sought after the Clark County Sheriff’s Department raided a home suspected as being used as a methamphetamine lab. Misty Stacy, 32, and Patricia K. White, 25, were arrested Friday when members of the Clark County Sheriff’s Special Operations Unit, its Detective Division […]

Comments Off on Valley City man accused of selling methamphetamine

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Valley City man has been accused in a federal criminal complaint of selling methamphetamine in North Dakota. John Hatcher is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver more than 500 grams of meth. Authorities say the conspiracy began in January 2009. The charge carries a maximum sentence of […]

Three arrested in Miss. on meth charges

Posted: 7th June 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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GEORGE COUNTY, Miss. (WALA) – Three are arrested on meth charges in George County Mississippi. Authorities say that two of those arrested resulted from a tip they received June 1st. The George County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division said they received a tip last week that a white female, Jacquelyn Stringer, was purchasing precursor chemicals to […]

Meth supplies dumped at gas station

Posted: 7th June 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A possible suspect has been detained by the Sumter Police Department after hazardous drug materials believed used in a methamphetamine lab were found dumped at a local convenience store. Maj. Alvin Holston said Sumter police detained an individual Sunday afternoon after the department received an anonymous tip about 6 a.m. of a person dumping possible […]